Middlesex County College to Hold Open House Nov. 6

EDISON — An open house for prospective Middlesex County College students and their families will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College Center on the Edison campus.

High school students who are considering continuing their education at Middlesex, as well as anyone who is thinking about taking a course at the College, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. To register online, visit www.mccopenhouse.com.

In many programs, students earn an associate’s degree and then transfer into a four-year college or university as members of the junior class. Working closely with their faculty and advisors assures this seamless transition and they find that the cost of their undergraduate education is substantially lower because of their work at Middlesex.

The college offers formal credit articulation transfer agreements and/or dual-degree admissions programs with more than 50 four-year institutions, including Rutgers, Montclair State, Kean, and NYU. It has always been the largest “feeder” school to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where its graduates are continually recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.

In other academic programs, the students graduate from Middlesex and go right into a career.

“There is no better value in higher education today than the community college,” said College President Joann La Perla-Morales. “Our tuition is about one-third of what the public colleges and universities charge and a fraction of the cost of the private schools. In addition, many scholarships are available through the Middlesex County College Foundation.”

At the open house, professors, advisors and administrators will conduct workshops and information sessions addressing everything a student needs to know about attending and being successful at Middlesex.

Aretha Watson, director of admissions and assistant dean of enrollment and student support services, said the open house will allow prospective students to get a taste of what Middlesex has to offer.

“The Open House will provide the opportunity to learn about all the College’s offerings, including the many dual admissions programs with four-year colleges and universities, career opportunities, financial aid and career services,” she said.

Adult students can learn about the CARE program, which assists adults who attended college within the past decade but did not graduate. There will be representatives from all academic areas, including the college’s Honors program who will talk about opportunities for high-achieving students. Services for military veterans will be explained. College ambassadors will conduct campus tours and discuss student concerns.

For more information, visit www.middlesexcc.edu.

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